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31st...the final day of 20-15 thanks for joining us! elias: weather is always first on good morning iowa... in with central iowa's most accurate forecast... meteorologist sam schreier. sam: (adlib toss) sam (sam adlibs) sam: weather adlib: today is going to be a cold but snow free day across iowa. we are looking partly cloudy today with highs only in the mid 20s through the afternoon. tonight when everyone is celebrating new years eve it will be a very cold night as lows fall into the mid to low teens with wind chills in the single digits. friday is going to be partly cloudy with highs climbing back to around 30 and a breezy west wind. saturday and sunday both look warmer with highs in the 30s and plenty of sunshine. next week starts a bit colder with highs in the 20s but most of the time we will be in the mid 30s. there are a few wintry mix and snow chances that come back at us by
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so enjoy the dry weather over the next several days! elias: let's get into the top five this elias: let's get into the top five this morning.... elias: catastrophic flooding continues in missouri and illinois, where at least two dozen have died, most from attempting to cross through high, fast-moving waters. hundreds of roads and bridges have closed, and while most of the water ways have crested, the mississippi river is expected to peak some time today. elias: in the number two spot this morning... elias: bill cosby has been arraigned
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remain free on a million dollar bail pending trial. prosecutors say the comedian urged a woman to take pills and drink wine at his home in 2004, leaving her unable to respond to his advances. cosby said any sex and drug taking were always consensual.. over the course of several years, dozens of women have accused cosby of sexual assault or rape. elias: the third thing you need to know before you walk out the door... elias: rip roar events is a group that puts on triathlon's for kids in the midwest. everything they use to host sporting events was stolen sunday night, and it was caught on camera. they're asking the thief to return the trailer, no questions asked. if you have any information about the case, please contact des moines police . elias: number four... elias:
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blood supply has dipped to a critically low level. they say it's mostly due to the recent winter weather -- which cancelled blood drives this weekend. it's estimated nearly 325 units of blood were lost from those cancellations -- leaving the shelves pretty bare. elias: and finally in the top five... elias: iowa state patrol will have more troopers on the roadways tonight, as they work to ensure a safe and civil new year's eve celebration. if you plan to be out tonight, be sure to drive safely and wear your seatbelt. and if you plan on celebrating, make sure to have a designated driver. elias: a hot ride made its way through the metro last night... while heading down merle hay road, a dart bus caught fire. the bus was heading south when someone
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the driver, making them aware of the flames. only one other person was on board, and no injuries have been reported. police think the fire started in the angine. elias: and despite the recent cold weather, des moines parks and rec says that the ice on at ponds in three neighborhood parks is not safe for ice skating. city officials have red flagged greenwood park pond, macrae park pond, and witmer park pond, indicating the ice depth is not at a safe level. once the ice is thick enough, parks and rec will place a green flag at each location indicating the pond is safe for skating. elias: we're back with meterologist sam schreier... sam: (sam adlibs) sam: weather adlib: today is going to be a
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are looking partly cloudy today with sam: weather adlib: cold but snow free day across iowa. we are looking partly cloudy today with highs only in the mid 20s through the afternoon. tonight when everyone is celebrating new years eve it will be a very cold night as lows fall into the mid to low teens with wind chills in the single digits. friday is going to be partly cloudy with highs climbing back to around 30 and a breezy west wind. saturday and sunday both look warmer with highs in the 30s and plenty of sunshine. next week starts a bit colder with highs in the 20s but most of the time we will be in the mid 30s. there are a few wintry mix and snow chances that come back at us by the end of next week so enjoy the dry
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elias: we are just under 36 hours away from iowa's showdown with stanford in pasadena, california. fans who couldn't make the trek west for the rose bowl are getting ready here too. scheels in west des moines is having a hard time keeping the shelves stocked! from rose bowl tee-shirts to souvenir "growlers",
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they can before game... :00 jim, and jeff few items so we can make sure our group from colorado has enough to wear too. we all have plenty but we'll pick up more while we're here" :09 emily hutchison, "it won't happen again for the hawkeyes for who knows how long, hopefully next season, that would be great, but it's a collector's item after friday." elias: the des moines airport says another charter plane packed with passengers decked out in black and gold flew out last night. elias: for those who will be staying in iowa, you can join other fans for watch parties,,, in clive there's the front row -- a hawkeye themed sports bar. and then there's lefty's. the music venue will switch out its normal tunes for the sounds of the rose bowl... or you can check out a watch party with a cause. you in to a party at the speck decorative
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room....complete with buffet and commemorative cup. that money goes to help the iowa leukemia and lymphoma society. elias: but no matter what you do, if you plan to sport black and yellow, be sure to show us. share your pictures from cheering on the hawkeyes using the share it tab on our website. elias: at ((time check)) we'll take a short break, but have lots more good morning iowa ahead... coming up, if you plan to host a new year's eve celebration, don't forget to take steps to protect your pets. elias: but first...for those traveling into polk county...be safe this morning... the sheriff's office has automated traffic enforcement vehicles at two locations.... one at the ...72- hundred block of northwest fisher lane - that's in ankeny and a second at the ...27-hundred block of northeast 56th street in altoona. so take care on the roads today...
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let's also get a quick look at traffic... this is i-235 at valley west... [current conditions] good morning iowa continues after this!
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morning iowa in hd with elias johnson, sabrina ahmed and we are iowas most accurate forecast with meteorologist sam schreier. this is good morning iowa." elias: we've been talking about the dangerous flooding in missouri....well check this out. the meremec
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away a home, then sent it crashing into a bridge spanning the waterway. just one of the many structures suffering damage from the historic flooding going on right now. rivers in missouri are expected to crest today...and communities have been coming together to sandbag their homes. sandbag their homes. elias: (anchor toss to wx) sam: adlib toss. (anchor toss to wx) sam: adlib toss. sam: adlib toss. sam: weather adlib: sam: weather adlib: today is going to be a cold but snow free day across iowa. we are looking partly cloudy today with highs only in the mid 20s through the afternoon. tonight when everyone is celebrating new years eve it will be a very cold night as lows fall into the mid to low teens with wind chills in the single digits.
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partly cloudy with highs climbing back to around 30 and a breezy west wind. saturday and sunday both look warmer with highs in the 30s and plenty of sunshine. next week starts a bit colder with highs in the 20s but most of the time we will be in the mid 30s. there are a few wintry mix and snow chances that come back at us by the end of next week so enjoy the dry weather over the next several days! elias: during new year's eve celebrations, all the excitment and commotion
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handle for your pet. and with so much food around, their is the possibility they could eat something that might not be good for them. gretta patrick has more "you may already know to keep our dogs and cats out of the human food... but if you're having a new year's eve party, you should make sure your guests know that too... ramsay parr: anything that is very sweet, has a lot of sugar, things that are really fatty, chocolate, of course, and alcohol, those are all things that can cause them to, just have some g.i. upset, or more serious things if they get into a lot of them. tempting, don't give a dog chicken, turkey, or ham bones... ramsay parr: bones are things that not only can get stuck, in their foreign body or an also something that food isn't the only upsetting your dog loud sounds from noisemakers and fireworks can also be problematic...
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pet, you know they're going to get stressed, and it's something that your veterinarian knows about, there are options as far as, like a thunder shirt. they kind of put pressure points like, around the pet, and they can cause them to be a little bit calmer, and there are medications that you can use in really severe anxiety cases." the biggest thing about new years parties is to know your pet, and know how to handle their stress... elias: and for those looking for somewhere to celebrate tonight, there are plenty of events around the metro.... des moines' biggest new years eve event for kids -- imagine eve -- will have inflatables, carnival games and more. the confetti drop is planned for 8 with a fireworks show at 8-15. noon year's eve celebrates the new year early with a balloon drop at noon. there's also face painting, balloon animals and a magician. it's at the science center starting at 9 a.m. and if you're looking for something a little more
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countdown at embassy suites. elias: time for another short break, but when we return... a look at des moines, captured over the past 12 months...creatin g an amazing video.
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most accurate forecast with meteorologist sam schreier. certified by weatherrate the independent weather experts"
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weather adlib: put script here in green today is going to be a cold but snow free day across iowa. we are looking partly cloudy today with highs only in the mid 20s through the afternoon. tonight when everyone is celebrating new years eve it will be a very cold night as lows fall into the mid to low teens with wind chills in the single digits. friday is going to be partly cloudy with highs climbing back to around 30 and a breezy west wind. saturday and sunday both look warmer with highs in the 30s and plenty of sunshine. next week starts a bit colder with highs in the 20s but most of the time we will be in the mid 30s. there are a few wintry mix and snow chances that come back at us by the end of next week so enjoy the dry weather over the next several days! sam toss back. elias: in take a look at
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this today... elias: it's always hard to sum up a
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brief, but one photographer certainly made an impressive effort. brian abeling compiled a time lapse of various events around central iowa over this year and condensed it into a 3 minute video. the whole process took more than seven thousand still photos to make the video. if you want to see the full video, we have it up on our website...we are iowa dot com. all: (reax) elias: well time now for another
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but when we come back... hawkeyes are eyeing the prize...and to help get them pumped for tomorrow's big game a battleship plans to fire off the big guns.
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morning iowa in hd. we are iowa." elias: a look at the rose bowl trophy, complete with roses... the iowa hawkeyes hope to bring that back with them tomorrow, as they prepare for the big game
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elias: there's something special going on at the u-s-s iowa museum in los angeles. the old battleship received 3 million dollars from the state to refurbish and help make it a museum in 2012. local 5 sports director jon schaeffer took a break from our rose bowl coverage and went on board for a look. "down the stairs we go-- joined by u.s.s iowa curator david way-- steps taken by thousands of marines and sailors decades ago. there was a 1500 member crew during the 80's the cold war era in world war two when they had to several anti-aircraft guns the crew size swelled up 2800. compartment by compartment we make our way through the historic battleship-- one of the best ever built. these were the fastest class battleships ever commissioned-- 33 knots about 40 miles per hour. it's been around the world-- and hosted one of the most well known presidents in history. ...of the normandy
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history in the metal-- and the rivets-- and walkways of this battleship. by the time we had to finish-- there was one last surprise in store-- "fire in the hole boom..." " elias: iowa fans who will be in california will get a special treat today... a new year's eve pep rally will be held at the battleship iowa museum.... and don't forget, the 102nd rose bowl game gets underway new years day between iowa and stanford. the game kicks off at 4 pm on espn. we'll have more from jon later
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five news at five six and ten elias: time for another ... sam's in with central iowa's most accurate forecast... but first... a quick look at traffic... this is i-235 at euclid... [current good morning after this.
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"you're watching good moring iowa in hd. we are iowa's most accurate weather team. good morning iowa starts now " elias: thanks for joining us on your [day of week] morning, i'm elias johnson... elias: weather is always first on good morning iowa...
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iowa's most accurate forecast... meteorologist sam schreier. sam: (adlib toss) sam weather adlib: today is going to be a cold but snow free day across iowa. we are looking partly cloudy today with highs only in the mid 20s through the afternoon. tonight when everyone is celebrating new years eve it will be a very cold night as lows fall into the mid to low teens with wind chills in the single digits. friday is going to be partly cloudy with highs climbing back to around 30 and a breezy west wind. saturday and sunday both look warmer with highs in the 30s and plenty of sunshine. next week starts a bit colder with highs in the 20s but most of the time we will be in the mid 30s. there are a few wintry mix and snow chances that come back at us by the end of next week so enjoy the dry weather over the next several days!
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our top story....a central iowa organization is hoping for a miracle . elias: everything they use to host sporting events for local kids was stolen sunday night and the theft was caught on video. rip roar events is a group that puts on triathlon's for kids ages 5-15 in the midwest. they were storing a trailer with all of the equipment they use to hold the races in a lot at 600 sw 7th street in des moines. survelliance
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took off with the trailer around 10:20 p.m. sunday. the group says the items inside the trailer aren't valuable to be resold because they are customized for their company.... they're asking the thief to return the trailer, no questions asked. it really doesn't hold any real world value. if you're looking at it trying to figure it out what it is, best thing would be to drop it off where you got it, no one would come after you, we'd just be happy to have it home. elias: information please contact des moines police . des moines police are on the lookout for a holiday grinch... they say this is the man who packages from the front porch 24-hundred 33rd street.
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december 16th. the thief was recorded on surveillanec video stealing the packages with kids gifts inside. anyone with information should contact the des moines police department. elias: new this morning...law enforcement will be out to ensure you ring in the new year safely... elias: iowa state patrol will have more troopers on the roadways tonight, as they work to ensure a safe and civil new year's eve celebration. if you plan to be sure to drive your seatbelt, and watch your and if you plan on celebrating, make sure to have a designated driver. law enforcement end to the numbers from the d-o-t shows iowa is close to number of people killed in world war two. so far, 316 people have died
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just under 20- 13...and if no more fatal crashes happen, it will be the fewest fatalities since 19-44 the d-o-t chalks that up to advances in vehicle safety and seat belt laws. elias: one million people are expected in times square for the countdown tonight... elias: and there's an unprecedented effort to keep them all safe. new threats overseas are is changing plans in some cities in europe. abc's megan hughes has details. ",in paris-the holiday street party will go on as planned, but the fireworks display has been called off- officials stressing the need for vigilance in the wake of november"s attacks which left 130 dead. brussels authorities arrested two men this week in connection with a suspected holiday plot. recent threats overseas wont' halt celebrations here at home commissioner bill bratton, nypd: "we are not aware of
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an estimated 1 million revelers expected to pack into about 20 blocks in and around times square?. (gfx) the nypd is deploying 6000 heavily armed officers there?more than ever before to protect the revelers. pasedena is prepping for the rose bowl parade?federal officials had designated it a top-tier security event even before the san bernardino attack.. more than two dozen federal agencies are joining forces with local police to protect the 700,000 people expected to attend. tag: the ny mayor is also touting another not-so secret weapon -a new task force made up of 500 officers working fulltime on counterterrorism. " elias: we're back with meterologist sam schreier... sam: (sam adlibs)
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weather adlib: today is going to be a day across iowa. we cloudy today with highs only in the mid 20s through the afternoon. tonight celebrating new years eve it will be a very cold night as lows fall into the mid to low in the single digits. friday is going to be partly cloudy with
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west wind. saturday and sunday both look warmer with highs in the 30s and plenty of sunshine. next week starts a bit colder with highs in the 20s but most of the time we will be in the mid 30s. there are a few wintry mix and snow chances that come back at us by the end of next week so enjoy the dry weather over the next several days! elias:
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headlines this morning, as deadly flooding continues in missouri elias: at least two dozen people have died from the rising waters of missouri rivers... most of the fatalities from drivers trying to cross the rising, fast-moving waters. the flooding is swallowing homes and businesses whole... some - told to escape while they can... and evacuate their homes. hundreds of roads and bridges have closed, with rivers in the state expected to crest today. elias: and bill cosby has been arraigned on a sex assault charge and will remain free on a million dollar bail pending trial. prosecutors say the comedian urged a woman to take pills and drink wine at his home in 2004, leaving her unable to respond to his advances. cosby said any sex and drug taking were always consensual.. over the course of several years, dozens of women have accused cosby of sexual
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elias: at ((time check)) we'll take a short break... coming up, we will wrap up our top fives looking back over 20-15.. this time, looking at the positive stories that made headlines during the past twelve months. elias: but before we go...as you get ready to start your day...be safe out on the roads.... des moines police will have mobile radar set up at three locations... one at the ....16- hundred block of watrous - looking west bound.. the second at the 14-hundred block of west m-l-k...that's facing east bound.. and finally, a third at the 49- hundred block of hickman - turned east bound. so use caution while driving.. elias: while we're at it... a quick look at traffic... this is i-235 at mlk... [current conditions] good morning iowa continues after this!
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"your wathcing good morning iowa in hd with elias johnson, sabrina ahmed and we are iowas most accurate forecast with meteorologist sam schreier. this is good morning iowa." sam: weather adlib: today is going to be a cold but snow free day across iowa. we are looking partly cloudy today with highs only in the mid 20s through the afternoon. tonight when everyone is celebrating new years eve it will be a very cold night as lows fall into the mid to low teens with wind chills in the single digits. friday is going to be partly cloudy with highs climbing back to around 30 and a breezy
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and sunday both look warmer with highs in the 30s and plenty of sunshine. next week starts a bit colder with highs in the 20s but most of the time we will be in the mid 30s. there are a few wintry mix and snow chances that come back at us by the end of next week so enjoy the dry weather over the next several days! elias: - we've been taking a look back at 20-15 this week, with top five lists covering the metro, iowa, and beyond... but since today we wrap up our reflection and the year, good morning iowa wanted to end it on a positive
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today's list looks at some of the stories that illustrate the generosity and heroism of iowans.... elias: we being with the story that brought together a cop, a kid, and a bike... elias: when five-year- old fionn (fin) had his bike stolen, he thought the only logical thing to do was to call the police....even helping ames police officer vince junior by drawing chalk outlines of where the theft occurred. but with no where the theft occurred. but with no leads, the case looked to be unsolvable. so officer junior stopped by skunk river cycles...which fixes up unwanted donated bikes. they were able to help, and fionn ended up with a bike complete with an ames police badge. elias: elias: number two takes us to johnston, and the quick actions that saved a life. elias: it was supposed to be a night of friendly competition for matt shaver, but the johnston first baseman ended up collapsing on the field during senior night last june. luckily, the team trainer, two nurses, and others reacted with life-saving care. shaver was
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condition...and the thirteen people whose quick actions helped save his life on the field were recognized as heroes by the city of johnston. elias: next we have another life- saving reaction...this time on the highway... elias: iowa state trooper tracy bohlen saw a truck driving erratically on interstate 35 this summer. when he ran to the vehicle, he found the driver unresponsive. the officer then began c-p-r, in the middle of i-35 at the east mixmaster...whic h backed up traffic. among the cars was nurse jane mc-curdy, who got out and came to assist. the pair's actions saved the man's life, and earned them recognition at this year's heroes' game. bohlen even kept in touch with the driver during his recover. elias: in touch with the driver during his recover. elias: next up, an iowa group that is helping save the lives of some four-legged iowans... elias: ammie fritz saw animals in need, and set out to get them what they needed...homes. she started her own rescue, taking in more than 45 dogs and finding them new homes...some with health
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the costs, she turning everyday stuff, into dogs toys. for her, an old t-shirt becomes a chew toy, and with the help of volunteers also goes toward finding new homes for dogs in need. elias: and rounding out the top five...an iowan's kind gesture helps a family dealing with tragedy... elias: earlier this month, the mother and grandmother of heather belieu mother and grandmother of heather belieu found themselves in charge of three young children... after belieu's murder, deanna dunn and leanna waldo found themselves preparing to raise her three youngest children. luckily, a man they call their angel gave them some help that will ensure they can care for them. after having a good year in his work, contractor josh after having a good year in his work, contractor josh dobson decided he wanted to give back. a facebook post looking for a
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him to the story of belieu's children. so just before christmas, he met up with the women, and three kids...taking them for a shopping trip for gifts and the necessities needed to help raise the necessities needed to help raise the children. elias: that wraps up our look back at 2015... elias: we have lots more good morning iowa ahead...but first here's abc's kendis gibson and lauren lyster with america's money. america's money: good morning. topping "america's money"... a america's money. america's money: good morning. topping "america's money"... a criminal i good morning. topping "america's money" -- a criminal investigation has been launched into the blue bell creamery's handling of a listeria outbreak. >> invest gators aring look into what the company knew about the outbreak and how executives responded. at least three deaths were linked to contaminated ice
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at&t plans to stop using two-year contracts. >> at&t was the only carrier still offering two-year contracts. finally, no jackpot winner in last night's powerball drawing. >> that means the jackpot grows the at least $334 million in saturday night's drawing. five tickets had five correct numbers. that's worth $1 million a piece. >> not bad at all. that's "america's money." >> have a great day. right when you feel a cold sore, abreva can heal it in as few as two and a half days when used at the first sign. without it the virus spreads from cell to cell. only abreva penetrates deep and starts to work immediately to block the virus and protect healthy cells. you could heal your cold sore, fast,
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executives responded to it. forecast with meteorologist sam
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independent weather experts" sam weather adlib: put script here in green today is going to be a cold but snow free day across iowa. we are looking partly cloudy today with highs only in the mid 20s through the afternoon. tonight when everyone is celebrating new years eve it will be a very cold night as lows fall into the mid to low teens with wind chills in the single digits. friday is going to be partly cloudy with highs climbing back to around 30 and a breezy west wind. saturday and sunday both look warmer with highs in the 30s and plenty of sunshine. next week starts a bit colder with highs in the 20s but most of the time we will be in the mid 30s. there are a few wintry mix and snow chances that come back at us by the end of next week so enjoy the dry weather over the next several days! sam toss back.
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toss back. elias: trending now... " nat pop" elias: big news for rock fans...guns n' roses will be reuniting in 2016! there are multiple reports that the band -- with original members axl rose and slash,
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coachella music festival in california in april. the band is also negotiating with promoters to put on a summer tour throughout north america. all: (reax) elias: time for another elias: time for another short break here on good morning iowa .... a quick look outside as you get ready to start your day....when we return, a look at the top stories in our morning refresh. elias: : do you have a story for us...or a comment you want to share?
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contact us. you can email us or call our newsroom... we're also on facebook.... "we are iowa local 5 news" and twitter "we are iowa 5 news" if you see news break... let us know. we are iowa and we want to cover the
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"you're watching good morning iowa in hd. we are iowa." elias: welcome back everyone....as we wrap up our first hour, we recap your headlines...in the morning refresh... elias: deadly flooding continues to wash away communities in the state of missouri elias: comedian bill cosby has been charged with sexual assault over a 2004 incident elias: plus, be aware, that their will be increased law enfocement out tonight, working increased law enfocement out tonight, working to keep you safe this new year's
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elias: time now for another short break... but when we come back... iowa hawkeye gear flies off the shelves as the team prepares for tomorrow's rose bowl against stanford. plus sam's in with a look at your morning forecast! another full hour of good morning iowa... is right after this.
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